John Knock is Still in Jail as Covid Creeps Inside

John Knock has one last chance to save his life.  Mr. Knock is a geriatric, first-time offender who is currently incarcerated in Fairton, a federal correction facility in Fairfield, New Jersey.  He has been locked up for twenty-four years, serving two life sentences without parole plus 20 years – exclusively

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NORML Launches Smoke the Vote

“It’s simple. No one deserves to be treated as a second class citizen because they responsibly consume marijuana.” – NORML.org With the upcoming elections mere months away, NORML has launched a politi-wiki of sorts in its new database of local elected officials and their positions on marijuana law. The comprehensive

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Ten Good Reasons To Cheat On Your Drug Test

[DTN] Cheating is something we’re never supposed to do… unless they give you a damn good reason to do it. Here are TEN Good Reasons to Cheat! (on your drug test) Because They Cheat…Drug testing does not reveal impairment, but that doesn’t stop them from doing it. The tests have

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Just a NORML Day – Busted with Keith Stroup, Part 2

Part II: Breakfast… (continued from Part I) I distinctly remember feeling relaxed and unintimidated as the young cop led us into a large yellow tent marked “POLICE”.  Things were just getting started. The first busts of the day were just coming in and, as we were among them, our gray

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The Bishop

I. When I was twenty-four years old I had the great fortune to marry my best friend. If you find that kind of love once in your life, however qualified or brief, you are blessed beyond words forever. Bridget was my running buddy for years, my wing woman when I

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Never… Ever… Forget: 9/11 at High Times Magazine

(The following is an excerpt from my eternal work-in-progress, Reefer Dadness (c). rc) On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, I was on the commuter train to Hoboken, rolling through the New Jersey Meadowlands when I heard a woman scream. I turned my head to the left and, behind me, saw her aghast, looking out of the window on our right. I wheeled my head around and saw the last lick of the fireball flame climbing up to the top of the north tower of the World Trade Center. The fireball quickly disappeared and billows of grey smoked and bright fire began

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The Man Who Pissed On The Moon

Shortly after the Apollo 11 astronauts walked on the moon, each one returned to their respective hometown to be hailed as a hero:  Neil Armstrong went to Columbus, Army brat Michael Collins was welcomed in his adopted New Orleans, and Buzz Aldrin, who in time would prove to be the coolest astronaut of them all, came back home to Montclair, New Jersey, two miles northwest from where I was born. I showed up early and waited for the advance team to arrive. I talked my way into the press conference by flashing a few tearsheets from my high school newspaper;

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